Studio Saxe develop two incredible houses in the Costa Rican rainforest

Dubbed Naia I and Naia II, the homes were created side by side for the same owner in Santa Teresa, a small town on Costa Rica’s Pacific shoreline.

A lush forest covers the development, which the architects wanted to integrate into the design of the homes.

“We decided to blend the tropical jungle into the houses whilst creating bioclimatic comfort for people to enjoy the outdoor experience.”

“Set within walking distance of the beach, the home is composed of generous rooflines that create shelter and the possibility of living outside within nature.”

“The main living spaces are composed of lightweight steel frames that hold open spaces that welcome nature inside with long rooflines that are made of steel and covered in teak.” – Studio Saxe

Studio Saxe is led by Benjamin Garcia Saxe. The studio is based in Costa Rica’s capital San José and was established in 2004.

Photography is by Andres Garcia Lachner.

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